Report Says State Police Made Money On Pipeline

A new report indicates the company  behind a Western Massachusetts pipeline project is paying Massachusetts  State Police to subdue protests against it. 

Houston-based Kinder Morgan  paid almost 116-thousand dollars to State Police for "authority" and  "security" work related to protests at the site of ongoing work in Otis  State Forest, as of June 3rd, according to financial records obtained by  the public records site MuckRock.  

A State Police spokesperson says the  payments don't represent a conflict of interest, and that authorities  provide such security details for events on a routine basis, including  New England Patriots games or the Boston Marathon.  

Police have arrested  over 60 activists so far this year.

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